Hollywood Roundup: House Of The Dragon gets renewed for season 2; Barbie Ferreira quits HBO’s Euphoria amid rumours of clash with creator; Simu Liu & Sterling K Brown join Jennifer Lopez's Atlas; Knives Out 2's first look unveiled
The new week is about to begin and it is time to look back at all that's happened in Hollywood. Here's what made headlines throughout the week:
House Of The Dragon is renewed for season 2
Taking a closer look at the Targaryens' life and family excited fans of Game Of Thrones way too much! As a result, House Of The Dragon, its predecessor, clocked in nearly 10 million US viewers with its debut on August 22 making it the biggest series premiere in HBO history.
Days after its second episode dropped in on Disney+Hotstar & HBO, the makers of House Of The Dragon shared a piece of positive news for all the fans. The show has been renewed for its second season. The official handle of House of the Dragon wrote on Instagram, "Fire reigns. #HouseoftheDragon has been renewed for Season 2."
Further details on House Of The Dragon's sequel are awaited.
Knives Out 2's first look unveiled!
On August 22, Netflix unveiled the first look poster of their upcoming film Glass Onion: Knives Out. It is the sequel to 2019’s whodunnit Knives Out and will debut on December 23, as well as "be released in select theatres on a to-be-announced date."
Sharing the look, the official handle of Netflix wrote on Instagram, "Nothing brings friends together like a killer dinner party. GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY—the newest Benoit Blanc detective story from writer-director Rian Johnson—stars Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr, Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson & Dave Bautista. Coming to select theatres on a date to be announced and globally on Netflix December 23."
Barbie Ferreira quits HBO’s Euphoria amid rumours of clash with creator Sam Levinson
Barbie Ferreira, who played the role of Kat Hernandez in HBO's Euphoria, announced her exit from the show. Reportedly, sharing the news on her Instagram stories, she wrote, "After four years of getting to embody the most special and enigmatic character Kat, I’m having to say a very teary-eyed goodbye."
She further added, "I hope many of you could see yourself in her like I did and that she brought you joy to see her journey into the character she is today. I put all my care and love into her and I hope you guys could feel it. Love you Katherine Hernandez."
The news came months after reports of a clash between Barbie and Euphoria's creator Sam Levinson made headlines. Reportedly, Ferreira had disagreed with Levinson over the direction of her character throughout the show’s second season.
Simu Liu & Sterling K Brown join Jennifer Lopez's Atlas
According to reports, Simu Liu has been roped in to play the antagonist in Jennifer Lopez-headlined Atlas. The Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings star has joined Sterling K Brown and Abraham Popoola in the Netflix sci-fi thriller.
As per reports, Atlas revolves around a woman fighting for humanity in a future where an AI (artificial intelligence) soldier has determined the only way end war is to end humanity. To outthink this rogue AI, Atlas must work with the one thing she fears most: another AI.